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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-02-001:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cucumis melo

 

COMMON NAME:
Canteloupe, Muskmelon


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-02-001:
Cucumis melo   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cucumis melo

 

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4341

Herbaceous vine (with tendrils); Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately 3-5 lobed
Alternate
Petioles 2-15cm long, longer than the pedicels

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed campanulate corolla
Inferior ovary

Flowers in axillary few-flowered fascicles

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Berry

 

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